Tennessee quarterback Jake Locker is out with a hip injury, and coach Mike Munchak said he doesn’t know for how long.
Locker, the No. 8 overall pick out of the University of Washington and Ferndale High School, will have another magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) exam Tuesday to diagnose the extent of the injury he suffered Sunday against the New York Jets.
The test will give the Titans a better idea of when he can return.
The Titans play at the Seattle Seahawks on Oct. 13.
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Tennessee (3-1) is off to a surprising start after going 6-10 last year behind Locker, who is playing the best football of his career.
Munchak remained optimistic Locker will be back this season and said any reports on how much time Locker will miss is simply guessing because the Titans haven’t discussed the possibilities with the quarterback yet.
“He still has swelling so they don’t want to speculate on terming what that means or how long and rehab and how long this all will take,” Munchak said. “He’ll be MRI’d again tomorrow, then we’ll have a better idea exactly what the time frame before he can actually play or get back on the field.”
Munchak said Locker also sprained his right knee on the hit. Munchak dismissed earlier reports that Locker will miss at least a month.
Former Buffalo starter Ryan Fitzpatrick will replace Locker in Sunday’s game against Kansas City (4-0).
Locker was released from the hospital Monday morning. He missed five games last season because of an injured left shoulder.
GOLDSON FACES FINE
Tamba Bay safety Dashon Goldson won’t be suspended for his hit on Cardinals receiver Jaron Brown, but the former UW star could be fined.
Any fine figures to be hefty after Goldson was docked $100,000 for a hit on Saints running back Darren Sproles earlier this season. Originally, Goldson was suspended for one game, but that suspension was overturned on appeal.
Since the 2009 season, Goldson, an All-Pro last season with the 49ers, has been called for a league-high 16 personal fouls.
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